Swiss Ski Resort Offers Winter Sport Expertise to Beijing

by swisscham in General Interest

Regardless of the outcome of the highly anticipated 2022 Olympics host city announcement on 31 July, an influx of winter sport facilities are coming to China. During a press conference on 14 July, Eric A. Balet, general manager of Switzerland’s Verbier Ski Resort, answered questions regarding the expansion of sporting facilities in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou and the desire to turn China into a ski destination. “Long-term development is something that absolutely deserves our long-term attention,” he said. Balet was joined by trail specialist Paul-Victor Amaudruz and cable car expert Paul Glassey, who are assisting in the cooperation efforts. A 10-year contract has already been signed, and a 20-year plan for development is under appraisal, Balet said. This includes assistance in the design and operation of ski lifts, as well as on-site training for professionals, with the goal of facilities eventually being fully Chinese-run.

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